local business

The Benefits of Shopping and Buying Locally

In the smallest towns, bustling cities, and everything in between, citizens lament losing a sense of community and local character. Meanwhile, national chains and online mega-stores continue gaining market and pushing independent businesses to the margins in many sectors. This trend is considered symptomatic of our loss of community orientation, but could it also be… Read More »

Rudolph’s Receives WMATA SBLPP Certification

Rudolph’s has joined the Small Business and Local Preference Program (SBLPP) with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The SBLPP enhances contracting opportunities for small businesses located in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. To participate in the program, businesses must qualify as a small business as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA); have a… Read More »